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Ditch the Rough Ride: How to Avoid Turbulence (And What to Do if You Can’t)

Ditch the Rough Ride: How to Avoid Turbulence (And What to Do if You Can’t)

What do airline pilots and limo drivers have in common? Both do everything possible to give their passengers a smooth ride. While limo drivers are busy avoiding potholes in the streets, we pilots do our best to skirt invisible bumps in the sky.

Space Force: Understanding the Newest Branch of the Military

Space Force: Understanding the Newest Branch of the Military

We’ve all heard that the Space Force logo looks like Star Trek and Space Force personal are going to be “guardians” of the galaxy (or at least the near-Earth portion of it), but what else do you know about the sixth and newest branch of the United States military?
Slip vs Skid: Which Turn Is More Dangerous [And How to Avoid It]

Slip vs Skid: Which Turn Is More Dangerous [And How to Avoid It]

“Step on the ball!” You probably remember your flight instructor drilling this into you during initial flight training as a student pilot. When making a turn, we know that the ball (or white triangle if we’re flying a modern glass cockpit) of the turn coordinator is supposed to stay centered. If it’s off to the right or left, we are flying an uncoordinated turn and need to adjust our control inputs.

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